Saturday, February 2, 2008

City Mayors

"Eighty per cent of Americans live in metropolitan areas comprised of hub cities and surrounding suburbs. Metro economies account for 87 per cent of America’s total economic output. Central cities, in other words, are major generators of wealth that attract business, labor, tourists, and investment. One might expect that the health of central cities would be at the forefront of debate during the presidential election campaign, yet candidates pay little attention to cities"

While many articles have been published lately about the presidential candidates not giving much attention to urban issues, I find the City Mayor website and this NY Times article informative and insightful on this subject matter. Since cities are the economic engine of America, and many say we are slowly sliding into a recession, why has there been a lack of discussion on either side of the aisle?

No comments: